After a great weekend in Seattle it was back to the Austin grindstone for Week 7 of training. Things started off a bit shaky with a red-eye that netted me about 3 hours of sleep taking me straight from the airport to the office. To make up for the lost morning I laid down 7 easy miles in 102* heat after work.
The heart rate was higher than a normal recovery, but I’m ok with that. My goal was to simply survive. Tuesday was even less fun, feeling nauseous during and after the run. I think my body was still out of whack from the travel and weird sleep schedule, but I got through it.
Thursday’s tempo 10 miler was just bad. Instead of getting 6 quality half marathon pace miles, I got 4 slower-than-marathon pace miles. Let’s not talk about it, ok? ok. After an easy recovery on Friday I got myself geared up for Saturday’s 20 miler. It was the first of three 20 milers in this training plan and actually went surprisingly well. I chalk it up to cloud coverage more than anything. The big news for the day/week was actually what came after the 20 miler, in the form of the Coolhaus Skyscraper!
Overall not a great training week, especially after a solid Week 6. I’ll say the cards were a bit stacked against me though, so I’m looking forward to moving into a semi-recovery Week 8 and resuming the running domination.
|Monday||7.04 Miles||1:06:07||9:24 min/mi||147 bpm|
|Tuesday||12.10 Miles||1:42:20||8:28 min/mi||149 bpm|
|Thursday||10.00 Miles||1:20:40||8:04 min/mi||160 bpm|
|Friday||5.00 Miles||47:34||9:31 min/mi||140 bpm|
|Saturday||20.02 Miles||2:48:29||8:25 min/mi||158 bpm|
|Total||54.15 Miles||7:45:11||8:35 min/mi||153 bpm|